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Good Study Habits Anyone Can Use

Good Study Habits
Whether you are a freshman in high school getting ready for your first set of finals or a graduate student with 16 years of learning under your belt, you can always improve your study habits. These habits encompass everything from the environment you choose for study to specific tools that you use to help yourself…

Amnesia 101

Definition Amnesia refers to the loss of existing memories or an inability to create new memories, or both (Mayo Clinic). There are several different types of amnesia, including retrograde, anterograde, and psychogenic or dissociative amnesia. Amnesia can have functional (psychological) or organic (damage or injury) causes (Medical News Today). Amnesia can be temporary or permanent.…

Using Music to Aid Memory

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If you want to remember something from long ago, or if you’re trying to retain a new piece of information, a study from Boston University suggests you turn to music. Music stimulates various parts of your brain and can set the mood for different tasks, such as learning, cleaning, relaxing, and exercising (PBS). Here are some…

Learn Something New

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One of the most effective ways to fight dementia and memory loss is to learn something new (Harvard Health). Learning something new keeps your mind engaged and active. It requires focused attention. It also requires effort. According to cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, each time you learn a new skill, you strengthen the connections between…

Brain-Boosting Green Foods to Incorporate Into Your Diet

Green foods are touted for their nutritional value and benefits, but which ones, exactly, are useful for brain health? Green Leafy Vegetables According to the National Institute of Aging, “Studies have found… that a diet rich in vegetables (author’s note: article no longer available), especially green leafy vegetables and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, is associated with a…

Caffeine Reduces Forgetting

A study from Johns Hopkins reveals that caffeine, while keeping us alert and full of energy, also enhances memory short-term. Here’s what happened: The researchers showed a series of images to subjects—people intentionally picked because they did not regularly consume caffeine. Five minutes after they were finished viewing the images, each individual in the test…

Can Dementia Be Prevented?

Since dementia can be caused by several different factors, this is a difficult question to answer. There is no “cure-all” prevention method for memory loss, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything to fight against it. Here are four steps you can take today to help prevent dementia and memory loss: 1. Make healthy…

Choosing Games Over Television

This day and age, almost everyone has at least one television. Some families have multiple televisions throughout their home. From cable to satellite, there are many options available for families to choose from. The sad reality of it is that too many families, especially those with young children, are spending much of their days in…

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